cheery-u know what's going to happen. we will get the usual weimar whiners pooh-poohing. there's an image. and telling you hey, this was the last good retail number because these people, the analysts, the pundits who come on our network, the pundits who write and read and talk, they're dreaming of a crummy christmas. these grinches would steal from your portfolio as soon as steal from your stocking. but you know what? as my great, great uncle -- or was he my great, great, great uncle vlad lenin would say, these analysts are useful idiots. they're going to downgrade the group, say negative things that knock the stocks down, and that is going to give you a chance to get into the three-year high stocks or the ralph laurens or the coaches or the nordstroms or the family dollar or the bj's or maybe even costco. boy, that would be great. never fear. the naysayers are, as always, here. as for the resolution to the conundrum posed earlier, how can all these go up at once?